Victoria Adams Phipps is an impact strategist who was pivotal in solidifying New Orleans’
status as a hub of entrepreneurial activity. She is a Program Officer and Vice President of
Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase, where she focuses on cultivating a portfolio of
strategic philanthropic investments that advance economic equity and inclusion.
Victoria began her work in economic development at The Idea Village, a nationally recognized
nonprofit organization that works to catalyze and accelerate the growth of startup ventures from
the Greater New Orleans region. Her work included the creation of award-winning accelerator
programs, innovation challenges, and educational programs, in addition to spearheading New
Orleans Entrepreneur Week, a week-long festival celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship
that was a major driver of economic revitalization for New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina.
This work led her to the New Orleans Business Alliance, the public-private economic
development engine for the City of New Orleans, where she served as Chief Strategy Officer. In
this capacity, Victoria led the development of a suite of programmatic strategies to advance
opportunity for the residents and businesses of Orleans Parish. This suite of programs has
collectively received ten IEDC Excellence in Economic Development Awards and has attracted
over $10 million in direct investment since 2019.
Most recently, Victoria served as the Vice President of Engagements and Impact at Fourth
Economy, an innovative national consultancy focused on fostering action to create great
communities, impactful organizations, and strong economies.
Victoria holds a Bachelor of Science from Loyola University New Orleans, a Master of Business
Administration from Tulane University, and certification in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell
University. She currently serves on the board of directors at City Park Conservancy, Volunteers
of America Southeast Louisiana, Go.Be, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center, Junior
Achievement of Greater New Orleans, and the Tulane Association of Business Alumni.